AGA Boston Chapter’s Holiday Luncheon

Welcome back to Maggiano’s Little Italy for the AGA Boston Chapter’s annual in-person Chapter holiday event!

When: Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4 Columbus Ave, Park Square, Boston Parking available next door. For more information on this location visit


  • Registration begins at 11:30 am
  • Family style lunch starts at 12:00 pm
  • Guest speaker session from 12:00 - 12:50 pm
  • Raffle selection at 1:00 pm

Cost: $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

CPEs: 1 CPE with our guest speaker. 

Speaker: Jim Kreiser, Principal, Business Risk & IT Services – State and Local Government, CLA.

Topic: Cybersecurity Update

New this year: Come dressed in your favorite “ugly” holiday sweater. The best dressed will receive a prize!

Donations: Please bring cash to enter our 50/50 raffle and gift basket raffle. Proceeds of the raffles will benefit Globe Santa: A Tradition of Giving. Globe Santa, a program of the Boston Globe Foundation, is a local charity that has been delivering directly to a struggling and financially strapped family's home since 1956. Thirty-thousand children annually receive holiday gifts that bring a smile to a child and gratitude from the families. It is a neighbor helping a neighbor that started Globe Santa.

Registration: Online registration is now closed. If you plan on attending, please join us tomorrow and register at the the door. 

Questions: If you have any questions, please email the Chapter’s Director of Programs, Shana Doiron at

* Charity is subject to change.

Replay: The Many Faces of Fraud: The Stories and Lessons We’ve Learned

Wednesday, November 15 & 29, 2023, 8:50am to 3:40pm

6.5 High Quality CPE

AGA Members - $100
Non-Members - $150

Learn About Fraud Topics From Government and Private Sector Experts!

  • Sarah Mongeau: President, AGA Boston Chapter
  • Bill Keefe: Assistant Deputy Director, Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission
  • Elliott Simpson: Senior Consultant, BerryDunn
  • Alexis C Bell: Founder and CEO, and Paul Dunlop: Co-Founder and COO, Šóta Signal Analytics
  • Luke Stahelski: MSA, CFE, PI, Manager, Valuation, Forensic, Litigation, and Investigations, CLA 
  • Stephen P. Anzalone: Assistant Director, and Zach Barnhart: Fraud Examiner, Bureau of Special Investigations, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the State Auditor
  • Greg W. Naviloff: CPA, CFE, ABV, Partner, and Chris Fitzgerald: CFE, CIRA, Manager, Financial Investigations and Dispute Services, RSM US LLP



  • Sarah Mongeau: "President Welcome", 8:50 - 8:58 AM
  • Paul Dunlop and Alexis Bell: "Busting Myths about Financial Statement Fraud", 9:00 - 10:30 AM
  • Luke Stahelski: "Fraud Related to Non-For-Profit Organizations and Professional Services and Police Evidence Audits", 10:35 - 11:25 AM
  • Steve Anzalone and Zach Barnhart: "Public Benefits Fraud", 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
  • LUNCH: 12:20 - 1:00 PM
  • Elliott Simpson: "The Challenges of Medicaid Fraud and Lessons Learned", 1:00 - 1:50 PM
  • Greg W. Naviloff and Chris Fitzgerald: "Recent fraud, waste, and abuse stories - grant management, procurement, and beyond", 1:55 - 2:45 PM
  • Bill Keefe: "Case Study: The Theft from the Quincy (MA) Retirement System", 2:50 - 3:40 PM


*Event agenda and topics are subject to change.

To register, visit:

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Aprel McCabe, Programs and Education Director, AGA Boston Chapter, at

Cybersecurity Virtual Panel: Highlights From Dynamic Careers in the Field

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 6:00 PM

With this engaging and dynamic discussion led by Chapter Student Advisor Rachel Cullity, the seminar focused on practical advice on how to pursue a career in cybersecurity and the skills necessary to succeed in the field.

Event panelists include:

  • Peter J. Scavotto: Assistant Comptroller for Risk, Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Jenny Hedderman: Esq., Risk Counsel, Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • George C. Anastos: Principle Analyst, Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Thomas Cesso: Chief Information Security Officer, Salem State University
  • Rachel Cullity: (Moderator) Student Advisor, AGA Boston Chapter

This free virtual panel was held on Thursday, April 13, 2023, via Zoom, and is available as a replay event. CPEs will not be granted for viewing this replay.

Watch  Event Replay

CGFM Virtual Panel Event Replay

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 12:00 pm


The AGA Boston Chapter would like to invite you to a virtual panel featuring experienced AGA members and guests from AGA National to speak about the value of the CGFM designation. In addition, AGA Boston Chapter members who received their CGFM will answer questions on how being a CGFM is helping their career and share some studying tips. 

Event panelists confirmed include: 

  • Sarah Mongeau: CGFM, CPA, CFE, AGA Boston Chapter President-Elect and Audit Director, Independent Authorities and Education, Massachusetts State Auditor´s Office
  • Yoko McCarthy: CGFM, MBA, CFE, CISA, AGA Boston Chapter CGFM/Professional Certification Director and Senior Manager, BerryDunn
  • Kimberly Jones: AGA Senior Program Manager, CGFM and Education
  • Thandee Maung: CPA, CFE, CGFM, MBA, Deputy City Auditor, Department of Audits, Office of Comptroller Bill Henry
  • Carla Flores: Data Analytics Lead, Internal Revenue Service’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer

The Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) is a professional certification awarded by AGA, demonstrating competency in governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, internal controls, and budgeting at the federal, state, and local levels. CGFM is a respected credential that recognizes the specialized knowledge and experience needed to be an effective government financial manager. To learn more about this valuable professional designation, visit 

The Chapter is also using this event as an opportunity to celebrate international women’s day and the involvement of women with the CGFM designation in the profession. Insightful speakers will share how their agency/organization values the CGFM designation.

This free virtual panel was held on March 8, 2023, at 12:00 pm EST via Zoom, and is available as a replay event. CPEs will not be granted for viewing this replay.

Watch  Event Replay